US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump Test Covid-19 Positive

US President Donald Trump, Melania Trump Test Covid-19 Positive

Marc Nozell from Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA / CC BY

On Friday, Donald Trump announced that he and his wife have tested positive for COVID-19. The 74 years-old president falls in the category where the risk factor is on the higher side. The US coronavirus death count has crossed 200,000 people and 1 million around the globe. 

Trump’s last trip was to a fundraising event in New Jersey on Thursday afternoon after which he has been back in White House. He did not seem to be ill as stated by reporters who covered the event, but he did not entertain the reporters outside the White House. 

With the election around the corner, things are going to take a new turn as Trump has plans to launch the vaccine by October end. His infection with the virus could prove to destabilize in a previously abounding political atmosphere, and stock market fates plunged on news of Trump’s being COVID-19 positive.

Trump tweeted late night around 1 am on Friday saying that he and Melania have been tested positive and are beginning their quarantine period towards recovery immediately. Later the first lady also tweeted that they both are feeling better.

The US president’s physician, Navy Cmd. Dr. Sean Conley wrote in a memo issued to the reporters confirming their reports of COVID-19 test positive yesterday evening.

“The President and First Lady are both well at this time, and they plan to remain at home within the White House during their convalescence,” Conley wrote.

Conley also said the medical team, and he will be keeping a regular watch. The White House team consists of the finest medical professionals in the country to assist him in this case. 

He also mentioned that the president could continue to carry out his duties virtually and without any disruption. Any further development in the case will be notified.